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The house as the abode of human interiority, the space of the house and the natural elements that surround it are inextricably united with the soul of the protagonist who is overwhelmed by the power of an environment now in stark contrast to everyday life, a childhood that has now disappeared over time it resurfaces. D O M is also dedicated to the memory of Sara Iommi, researcher and theorist of cinema at the D.a.m.s of Bologna who died prematurely in 2016

  • Francesco Galli
  • Francesco Galli
  • Ciak 2000
  • Stefan Jonuzovski
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    D O M
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital MVI.MOV
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival
    Sezione miglior cortometraggio
  • Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Aporia
    Miglior cortometraggio regista esordiente
  • Selezionato al Festival internazionale del cinema indipendente di Chicago
    Selezione ufficiale finalista premio della giuria
    "Best short film" Honorable Mention
    Santarcangelo di Romagna
    Selezione concorso cortometraggi
  • International Tour Film Festival Civitavecchia
    October 3, 2022
    Selezione ufficiale fuori concorso
  • Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno
    November 28, 2022
    Selezione ufficiale film in concorso
Director Biography - Francesco Galli

Francesco Galli born in Rimini on June 13, 1989, pupil of the painter Cesare Filippi develops new experimental techniques through the color and maceration of the canvas. In 2013 he graduated from the musical institute of Riccione in the meantime he became interested in industrial optical techniques, obtaining in the same year the diploma in Optics and ophthalmology. Always attracted to the visual arts, in 2015 he attended the faculty of cultural heritage D.A.M.S disciplines of the figurative arts of music and entertainment in Bologna. In 2019 he graduated in the field of cinema with a thesis on the setting in film and cinema as a spiritual experience. He took part in several cinema workshops including: Meeting director of photography - CINEPHIL SAN MARINO in 2016 / ATOMIC REMIX, OR HOW I LEARNT TO KNOW THE BOMB - Campus Bologna in 2018.
Independent movie maker has worked for numerous music videos and then came to the creation of short films

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The starting project of the film was structured thanks to the studies and research carried out at the Dams cinema faculty in Bologna, studies on the setting in the film and the diegetic components can be active in the film as a real protagonist, the research also led me to contemplate the place of physical and existential dwelling, the house in particular, in Gaston Bachelard's conception of poetics of space, assumes a strategic importance with regard to what the philosopher himself defines as a process of localization of memories. Franco La Cecla's reflection on the symbolic and untranslatable meaning of the typically Italian way of saying “making a local mind” can also be connected to this thought: a sort of need for domestic shelter, as well as the location of thought. The sense of place, in fact, derives not only from the daily practices that organize our spaces, but also from the memory that lodges there, from a sort of projection of thought, the house (or rather dwelling) as a refuge, as the first living space, almost a continuation of the uterus, as a necessary place of protection not only for memories, but also for the very possibility of thinking. From this concept derives an analogy between interior and interiority. And the threshold, therefore, becomes the boundary between interiority and exteriority. The "living space" of the house is inextricably linked to the soul and human memory, thus influencing the genesis of the individual. Cinema testifies to the attempt to give voice, or rather, body to this so intangible theme. The attractive element, if we think of the place of residence in film production in this sense, is little linked to its profilmic representation or to domestic-family dynamics seen as a functional place for the filmic discourse and its narration, which has an undeniable structural value from do not underestimate. The house in cinematographic language can also take on an interior, spiritual value interconnected with those who live in that place. This type of research and discoveries, thanks to the fundamental help of Dr. Sara Iommi and Prof. Loretta Guerrini Verga of the Dams film analysis course, gave me the stimulus to create my first short film (DOM) in an attempt to convey these structural themes on film. The film is also dedicated to the memory of Sara Iommi who died prematurely at the age of 33 in a tragic accident in 2016.

Francesco Galli